Robert Fripp and Toyah take on Pantera's 5 Minutes Alone

[L-R] Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox
(Image credit: Toyah/YouTube)

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox took a break from their weekly Sunday Lunch series last week to bring a collection of hilarious bloopers from their last two years of bizarre barebones cover tracks.

But it’s back to regular scheduled programming for rock’s favorite YouTube power couple, and this time they venture into the heavier realm of metal, covering Pantera’s 5 Minutes Alone, from the band’s massive 1994 album, Far Beyond Driven.

Whilst he gives it his best shot, we have to be honest: Fripp’s clunky take on the Dimebag’s original guitar riffs immediately illustrates why he lost out on the Pantera reunion job to Zakk Wylde.

Of course, we jest; Fripp and Toyah’s Sunday Lunch series is a chance for the pair to have a laugh and serve up humorous recreations of rock and metal classics. In reality, Fripp is one of the most accomplished prog guitarists of all time, playing electric guitar in King Crimson on and off since the band’s formation in 1968.

Now two years old, the Sunday Lunch series has seen the duo cover the likes of Limp Bizkit’s Nookie – for which Fripp donned an appropriate sideways baseball cap – Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name, Green Day’s Basket Case and Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World, which they played back in March to show solidarity with Ukraine.

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Fripp dove deep on his quest to combine Hendrix and Bartók, what made King Crimson “problematic” and why he has “no interest in gear at all”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.